The FlowGuard balancing valve features a water flow rate indicator. The balancing valve is used to adjust the flow rate, while the indicator is used for verification, the company says. The valves are available in 3/4- to 2-inch pipe sizes. For easy installation, valves up to 1-1/2 inches are equipped with double union connections. The 2-inch version is equipped with 150# ANSI flanges. The valve can be installed either vertically or horizontally, the company states, with the flow indicator up or down. According to the manufacturer, the flow indicator can be fully rotated.

ISTEC Corp., P.O. Box 618, Roselle, NJ 07203; 908-241-8880; 908-241-7288 (fax); (e-mail); (website).

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